KPN Selects Lucent Technologies as Prime Integrator for All IP Next Generation Network
Lucent will deploy, integrate and migrate KPN’s next generation network to support high-speed access, voice and IP-based multimedia services
AUGUST 28, 2006 - HILVERSUM, The Netherlands -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) today announced that it has signed a network integration and program management contract with KPN to manage the deployment and integration of KPN’s All IP Next Generation Network (NGN), based on IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) service architecture. As part of the agreement Lucent will take responsibilities in the migration of KPN’s existing services and customers to the new All IP network to meet KPN’s announced marketing objectives.
KPN’s All IP network will be deployed across The Netherlands and will support the introduction of new advanced “triple play” multimedia services, while meeting a targeted multi hundred million annual cost savings by the year 2010.
KPN has earlier announced that it will be spending between Euros 1 to 1.5 billion on its All IP program. Following the successful migration of customers and services, the legacy networks and buildings will be phased out.
“We have given the prime multi-vendor integration role to Lucent because of its intimate knowledge of the KPN network and proven multi-vendor services capabilities,” said Eelco Blok, Board Member of KPN and responsible for the Fixed Division.
“This is one of the world’s first major Network Transformation projects that includes a transition of legacy voice services to a next generation broadband IMS based network, and also includes a major overhaul of the access network,” said John Meyer, President, Lucent Sales and Services organisation. “This agreement is a strong endorsement of our ability to help customers transform their networks and of Lucent’s strength as a provider of managed and professional services.”
In support of KPN’s network transformation, Lucent will be establishing a new Next Generation Network Transformation Global Center of Excellence (CoE) in The Netherlands to deliver services focused on complex network migration challenges. The center will serve KPN and future customers as the starting point for planning and coordinating Network Transformation and Migration projects. The CoE will utilize local and virtual support, and will include a fully functional next generation equipment laboratory. The center will also provide hands-on training, and help support the creation of methods, procedures and best practices for network transformation and migration operations.
Under the Network Transformation award Lucent will provide KPN with program management, network design and planning, integration, and migration services, as well as security, network and process redesign consultancy services for both the network infrastructure and the related IT systems. The contract also includes access to the innovations being developed for All IP networks by Lucent’s innovation arm, Bell Labs.
About Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Supported by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent’s customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit www.lucent.com.
KPN offers telecommunication services to both consumers and businesses. The core activities are telephony, Internet and television services in the Netherlands, mobile telecom services in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium and data services in Western Europe. KPN is market leader in the major segments of the Dutch telecom market and is actively growing market share in the new IP and DSL markets. Through E-Plus and BASE, KPN occupies a strong position in the mobile markets in Germany and Belgium respectively.
As of June 30, 2006, KPN’s 28,536 employees (26,033 FTEs) served 6.4 million fixed-line subscribers and 2.3 million Internet customers in the Netherlands as well as 22,2 million mobile customers in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. KPN was privatized in 1989. KPN’s shares are listed on the stock exchanges in Amsterdam, New York, London and Frankfurt. More information about KPN can be found at kpn.com.
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